We are delighted to be able to resume offering Special Events, but unless otherwise noted, all events will be Virtual!
Shopping Party! A Facebook Live Event!!!
Fridays - 4/30, 6/25 - 5:30pm EST - Virtual!
If you haven’t been to one of these yet...you’re missing out on a really fun time! Jess and Kathleen will dazzle you with their standup routines and wow you with their witty... wait...that’s not for THIS newsletter! But seriously, it is really fun. It started out with just fabric, but they’ve branched out into themes and lots of other theme related items we have on hand. Any way you slice it, it will be a fun, laid back time for everyone, so stop in and see what it’s all about! On Facebook Live...no registration required...just join the live video on our scheduled dates and times! Note...we use CommentSend if you’d like to buy. Not signed up yet? Ask us how!
LTC - License To Create! - Virtual!
Thursdays - 4/15, 5/13, 6/17, 7/15 - 10-4pm
Introductory price: $299 (includes 4 workshop dates)
Are you ready to take the plunge into a 12-project, 4-month program that will bring you joy, as well as the folks you give your projects to? Spring Sewing and Summer Growing is sewing joy into our Spring and Summer Seasons. From pillows and organiz- ers, to botanical framed art and a tray liner. License to Create has made our dreams Spring into action! This 4-month hands on program is open to anyone that wants to dive into machine em- broidery, all while making modern and creative new projects. All the project stabilizers, cork, foils, and thread come included in your embroidery box with a full instruction book to help you stitch along. We have incorporated 4 sew at your own pace (no-stress!) virtual workshops to help you complete your projects. Limited quantities are available.
Customer Appreciation Sale!!! - In Person!
Friday & Saturday, April 16th & 17t
You have absolutely been our “rock” through all of this last year and we want you to know it! We are only here because of your loyalty and we want to show our appreciation in the best way we know how. We’ll have giveaways, door prizes and live demos! Join us for this special two-day sales event where we pull out all the stops and cut prices to the bone, as our way of saying “Thanks...We Love You!!!”
BabyLock Be A Difference Maker Event – In Person!!!
Friday - 4/23 9-11am, 12-2pm, 3-5pm
Saturday - 5/22 9-11am, 12-2pm, 3-5pm
FREE!!! (with donations for our bags!)
Join us as we sew brighter days for foster children in our community. Often left with only a plastic bag to tote their belongings, these kids deserve a little sunshine. We’d love your help as we sew drawstring bags to make a difference in our community. And, in the process... make some new friends and learn a bit about sergers. We’ll supply the fabric, machines and entertainment(!), but REGISTRATION is absolutely required as we are limiting each session to just six students. Sew...sign up now to reserve your seat!
Me Made May - An Instagram Event!
The month of...MAY!!!
Me-Made-May is a challenge designed to encourage people who make their own clothes to develop a better relationship with their handmade wardrobe. You set the specifics of your own challenge to make it suitable and useful for YOU. However, one very common pledge is for a participant to aim to wear one self-stitched or refashioned garment each day for the duration of May. Join us on our Instagram page (@byrnesewing) for our own personal take of this fun challenge!
Trade In, Trade Up Sale! - In Person!
May 1st – May 15th
Have you been dreaming about a new machine but how many machines can you actually use at once??? This is a perfect time to bring in that machine you hardly ever use and pick out the machine of your dreams! We’ll give you $100 (at least!) trade-in credit (even if it’s broken!) on an upgrade to any machine we have in stock! Machine trade-ins are based on the make and model, so stop by for an evaluation of your machine. We don’t often do this, so take advantage of this rare opportunity to make your dreams come true!
Mother’s Day Sew Along - Virtual
Thursday - 5/6 - 10-12 noon
Jess and Kathleen
Join us for a little Pre-Mom’s Day fun, as we all hang out...in our own spaces and make a gorgeous gift bag...you’ll want to gift one to yourself!!! Some sweet fabrics...a little easy piecing, and voila! A fun and relaxing time to share with friends!
Jess’s Birthday Bash! - In Person!
Saturday - 5/29 - ONE DAY ONLY - All Day!
So...it’s not every day that a girl turns 26! (How many of us even remember that year?!!) But we’re hoping to make this year a memorable one for Jess, and as part of the birthday celebration...we’re throwing a FLASH SALE and EVERYTHING in the store will be 26% OFF!!! Sew... take a break from your Memorial Day hoopla, and stop on in to find some memorable deals on just about everything. And...you may just find a crumb of cake, too!
Back By Popular Demand...Our Lucky Key Promo!!! In Person!
Starts June 1st and ends on Labor Day!
When we did this before, we had some really happy folks at the end of the event. This time, maybe you could be one of the lucky ones! We are giving away new sewing machines, embroidery machines, cabinets, luggage and sew much more! Our grandprizes are valued at over $3,000!!! For each $250 you spend in the shop on one shopping visit, we’ll give you a key. Will that key be the one that opens one of our grand prize packages? We are giving away a vari- ety of items sure to bring a smile to your face...if your key opens the lock! Sorry...virtual shopping doesn’t count; this is just for in-store shopping only, so the odds will be in your favor. Good luck!
Edge-to-Edge Quilting with Amelie Scott Designs!
Friday & Saturday - 6/11 - 9-1pm and 6/12 - 9-4pm
If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to quilt your own quilts using your embroidery machine, or if you have started on the quilting technique from Amelie Scott Designs and want some pointers, this class is for you! In this 1 1⁄2 day class held over Zoom, Christine Conner, author of Edge-to-Edge Quilting on Your Embroidery Machine, will teach you her quilting technique. You will quilt a whole cloth, learning all the key points of the technique as you go. At the end of the class, you will cut apart your quilted whole cloth to make a set of matching place mats. You’ll receive a class booklet with printed instructions, $50 of embroidery designs and access to class video recordings for 30 days. Sign up now to reserve your spot!
Father’s Day Sew Along - Virtual
Thursday - 6/10 - 10-12 noon
Sew...this time we’ll be making something for that lucky guy that he will really get some use out of. You could even pair it with a weekend get-away for an extra-special gift, but we promise he’ll like it either way! Let us have some fun while we walk you through all the steps and then all you’ll have to do is stuff it with some of his favorite products and you’re all set! We couldn’t decide whether to do this project or a minky necktie, but we think he’ll like this a bit more. After all...who wears ties any- more?????
Newly Hatched Wallhanging
Thursday - 5/27 - 10-1pm
Karen Brow-Meier of Java House Quilts
A workshop favorite, this mamma and baby turtle duo is both elegant and heart- warming. Students can fuse appliqués or turn edges and Karen will cover techniques for both. Learn her methods for making enchanting eyes and those tiny appliqué pieces. You’ll learn how to balance warm and cool colors as well as small and larger scales of prints. The asymmetrical border adds a modern touch and the button embellishments bring a bit of sparkle. A perfect accent piece for any room in the house.
Fabric Sewscription Boxes
Don’t you just LOVE surprises! Especially if they’re carefully chosen by someone with a good eye for what you love??? Our fabric sewscription box is a monthly subscription that includes 10 high-quality, perfectly coordinated, 100% cotton fat quarters from well-known companies including Moda, Art Gallery, Dear Stella, Kaffe Fas- sett, and more. Every collection will be diverse in colors and patterns, always promising to bring you the best fabric collections every season. It's great for all sewists... from the beginner to the expert quilter - this box is for you! Every month you will receive 10 fat quarters, a coordinating pattern, a special gift, access to an exclusive Facebook group, and a quarterly sewing night. How special is that!!! And our first Sewscription quarterly sewing night will be Friday, June 18th from 7-9pm. If you missed getting in on that one...Don’t miss the next one!
Now taking enrollment for August! We offer our subscription box in 3 options. Subscription boxes are paid in full upfront.
3-month subscription - $44.99/ month* (August-October)
6- month subscription- $42.99/ month * (August-January)
12-month subscription- $39.99/ month* (August-July)
*shipping is available for a flat rate of $10/month
A Heads Up...
While we are presently open “normal” hours, that is always subject to change due to mandates, weather or life in general. If in doubt, give us a call first! You may shop in-store, use curbside pick-up, or have your items shipped. A flat rate fee of $12 will apply to most shipped orders.
Need a Repair?
You have all been using your machines like crazy during the past year and that’s a great thing, but every once in a while, your BFF needs a vacay(!) at the spa! Yup... we know...that spa has been fully booked for what seems like FOREVER! We know...we’ve been living with lots of your machines all for a while now, but times are changing. So, while we’d LOVE to sell you a new machine to use while you wait for your service visit to be finished (or for traveling, or classes or whatever...), we realize that’s probably not in the cards. Sew, while the situation is improving, we invite you to give us a call and get on our Service list. That way, you can keep your machine at home, and hopefully still use it while you wait, and we’ll give you a call when we have a spot for you. And...we promise...it’ll be quicker and easier than getting a covid vaccination! Seriously!
Need A Guide Class?
Okay...what exactly IS a guide class? At Byrne, we want you to LOVE your machine, and if you just got a new machine, it’s really hard to love it in real time if you don’t know how to use and care for it. That’s what a guide class is for... We introduce you to the features and operation of your machine, as well as how you can care for it to keep it purring happily. And while we have always done all of our guide classes in the shop, covid has made that challenging. But...we learned something, too... By doing virtual guides for each of our machines, customers were loving them! They can watch them as often as they like and stop them whenever they want, to try something out, rewind to see that again, and it just works...wonderfully! So, we now have a library of most of our machines, and that library is growing (much to Kathleen’s dismay!) but is almost finished. Sew, if you haven’t had a guide class yet, give us a call (215-230-9411) or email us at email@example.com and we’ll be happy to send you the link.